Who is Cameron Redpath? Former England U20 star playing for Scotland in Six Nations 2021
ENGLAND will be taking on one of their own when they host Scotland at Twickenham.
Cameron Redpath represented England U20 for a year but will now take the field for Gregor Townsend's Scottish side in the Calcutta Cup.
Here's all you need to know about him.
Who is Cameron Redpath?
Cameron Redpath was born in France while his father – former Scotland captain Bryan Redpath – was playing for Narbonne.
Both of Redpath's parents are from Scotland but he has lived in England since he was a year old.
The centre came through the Sale Sharks academy, making his debut in 2017, before joining Bath last year.
Why did Cameron Redpath choose Scotland over England?
Cam Redpath told Jim Hamilton for Rugby Pass: “I’ve spoken to Gregor a couple of times over the past few years.
"He’s always been pretty good and respectful about my decision to not commit.
“I always say to him ‘I want to earn my place and play well before I get picked by anyone’.
"He’s always been really good about that. I want to build my own legacy instead of being in my dad’s shadow.
"Obviously, it’s nice to have it there and I’m grateful to have a dad who’s played 60 games for Scotland, but I wanted to earn it.
“I stood by that the whole time. I didn’t want to rush into a decision.
“I’ve been lucky enough to be involved in the England camp but for me, it was never about Scotland England, it’s been about where will I develop, where will I enjoy my rugby."
Redpath added that his family ties to Scotland and the chance to play with Stuart Hogg and Finn Russell were key factors in his decision.
He commented: “I’ve had both countries at different times being interested.
"The likes of Finn Russell and Hoggy, who I’ve played against once, for me they’re both very talented players. So for me, it felt right.
“There’s a big emotional side to it for my family. Telling my grandparents that I was going down the Scotland route, it was nice to hear actually.
“They’ve always been supportive no matter who I go with, but deep down you know they’re buzzing inside.
"A lot of family friends from up in Scotland have messaged me saying they’re buzzing for me so.”
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